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The following information is from the 2014 AHSAA Fall Sports handbook.

The Championship Program

First Practice—Aug. 4 First Contest—Aug. 28

Online Requirements For All Sports POSTING SCHEDULES

Schools must post season schedules on the AHSAA website in the Members’ Area by the deadline dates listed below. Failure to do so could result in a fine assessed to the school. Schools may go online and make any changes immediately as they occur.

Deadlines for posting schedules:
May 1 — fall sports (football only)
June 1 — fall sports (volleyball, cross country, swimming & diving)
Sept. 15 — winter sports (wrestling, basketball, indoor track)
Jan. 15 — spring sports (baseball, softball, outdoor track, soccer, golf, tennis)

POSTING ROSTERS

Schools are required to post team rosters prior to its first contest of the season.

POSTING SCORES

Schools are also required to post scores of contests online immediately follow- ing all contests in the regular season (and within 24 hours after regular season tournaments) and in the playoffs or be subject to a fine.
In the post-season playoffs, failure to report scores immediately after a contest will subject the school to a fine.

1. The swimming and diving program consists of two divisions for boys and two divisions for girls with competition in sectional and state meets.

2. Swimming competitions require students to meet qualifying standards in order to participate in the Sectional Meet. There are no qualifying standards for div- ing and swimming relays. In order to participate at the State Meet, students will qualify by finishing in the top four at each Sectional Meet or by meeting qualifying standards at the Sectional Meet.

3. Diving competition consists of five voluntary dives and six optional dives. The five voluntary dives shall come from each of the five groups with their assigned degree of difficulty having a sum total of 10.0 or less. The six optional dives shall include at least one from each of the five groups. No more than one option- al dive from the same group is permitted through the semifinals. All five groups must be represented in the first eight rounds.

4. Each high school is limited to eight meets prior to the sectional and state meets. 5. All participants must be eligible under AHSAA rules. Only high school varsity teams and individuals representing high schools are eligible for the state meet.

  1. All high school meets will be conducted under National Federation rules.
  2. All participants in any meet must be accompanied by a faculty member fromtheir school.

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8. Schools that fail to participate in sectional or state meet after submitting entry forms are subject to a monetary fine.

Special Rules

  1. Participants must equal or exceed the established qualifying times for individ- ual swimming events in order to be eligible for the sectional meet. There are no qualifying standards for relay events and diving.
  2. Qualifying times may be achieved anytime after Aug. 1, 2014, in sanctioned high school meets, USA-sanctioned meets, Parks and Recreation-sponsored meets and any other approved meet. (A seasonal membership fee may be involved with participation in the USA swimming meets.)
  3. If a swimmer fails to achieve qualifying time in any sectional meet event, the coach must provide Proof of Performance for the entered time (a copy of meet results). Otherwise, the swimmer will be disqualified from the sectional meet. A Proof of Performance clerk will be available at the head table.
  4. Sectional and State Meet qualifying times (based on the 2013 meet results):

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Girls

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Event

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Boys

Sectional

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State

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State

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Sectional

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29.99

27.69

50 Freestyle

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24.79

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26.89

1:04.99

59.99

100 Freestyle

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54.19

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58.69

2:19.99

2:09.29

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200 Freestyle

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1:58.59

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2:08.39

6:12.69

5:43.99

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500 Freestyle

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5:21.19

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5:47.89

1:10.79

1:05.39

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100 Backstroke

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59.79

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1:04.69

1:21.99

1:15.69

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100 Breaststroke

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1:07.89

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1:13.59

1:10.69

1:05.29

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100 Butterfly

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58.99

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1:03.89

2:36.79

2:24.79

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200 Individual Medley

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2:12.29

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2:23.29

N/A

2:05.10

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200 Medley Relay

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1:56.53

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N/A

N/A

1:51.88

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200 Freestyle Relay

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1:42.78

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N/A

N/A

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4:07.83

400 Freestyle Relay

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3:56.62

N/A

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Swimming & Diving

Alabama Christian Andalusia
Bayside Academy Cottage Hill Elmore County Faith Academy Jackson

LAMP

Alexandria Altamont Carver-Birmingham Central-Tuscaloosa Cornerstone Dadeville

Faith Christian Fayetteville Helena
Holy Spirit

Boaz
Columbia Covenant Christian Douglas Guntersville Madison Academy

Sectional Alignment

CLASS 1A-5A

South

Opp
Prattville Christian Providence Christian Saint James
St. Luke’s
St. Paul’s
Trinity Presbyterian UMS-Wright

Central

Indian Springs Lincoln Oneonta Pleasant Valley Ramsay

Saks
Shades Mountain Christian Springville
Weaver
Westminster-Oak Mountain

North

Madison County Mars Hill Bible Pope John Paul II Randolph

St. Bernard Westminster Christian

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Alma Bryant Baker
Baldwin County Daphne Davidson Enterprise Fairhope

Foley
Gulf Shores

Auburn
Benjamin Russell Briarwood Christian Hewitt-Trussville Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa Homewood
Hoover
Huffman
Mountain Brook Northridge
Oak Mountain

Arab
Athens Austin
Bob Jones Buckhorn Cullman Decatur Florence Gadsden City

Sectional Alignment CLASS 6A-7A

South

LeFlore
Mary Montgomery McGill-Toolen Murphy Northview Robertsdale Saraland
Spanish Fort Theodore

Central

Opelika
Oxford
Pelham
Prattville
Shades Valley Spain Park Thompson Tuscaloosa County Vestavia Hills Walker

North

Grissom Hartselle
Hazel Green Huntsville James Clemens Lee-Huntsville Muscle Shoals Scottsboro Sparkman

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DATE: SITES:

DIRECTORS/ REFEREES: ENTRIES:

Sectional Meets

Nov. 21-22, 2014
South – Mobile – Bishop State Pool, 351 North Broad St., Mobile, Alabama 36633
Central – Birmingham – Birmingham CrossPlex, 2337 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham, AL 35208
North – Huntsville – Huntsville Natatorium, 2213 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35805

TBA
All swimming entries must be submitted using HY-Tek
and all diving entries must be submitted using Dive Meets. Information regarding Hy-Tek and Dive Meet is available on the AHSAA website Swimming & Diving page. Once entered on HY-Tek and Dive Meets, each school should e-mail their entries to the appropriate Sectional Meet director below by Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m.:
South – Tyler Kerns, SHSCcoachTK@aol.com
Central – Robbie Dellinger, robert.dellinger@birminghamal. gov
North – Jenny Barrett, jbarrett@madisoncountyal.gov
Late entries will not be accepted. It is the school’s respon- sibility to enter individual swimmers. Teams will receive a confirmation e-mail with entry lists for final approval. NO LATE ENTRIES OR DECK SEEDED ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED.
A team may enter only four (4) individuals per event and one (1) relay team per event. A participant may enter a maximum of four (4) events (diving events included), no more than two (2) of which may be individual events. Entries exceeding the limit will be deleted from the fifth entry on. Only certified AHSAA coaches should be on the deck.

Note: Schools may enter their relay teams without indi- vidual names. It shall not count as an entry unless the competi- tor actually competes in the event. All students included in
the entry may swim in the prelims, swim-offs and/or finals of relays provided he/she does not exceed the permitted entries for the meet. A relay alternate may be listed beside an entry’s name, but any substitution must be made prior to the start
of the meet. An event may be deleted at any time; however events may not be added after the entry deadline. Sectional Qualifying times can be achieved at any meet from the start of the school year until the entry deadline date. If a Sectional time is not met at the meet then a coach must show proof of time to the Meet Director.

ENTRY LIMIT:

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Entry fees: FORMAT:

MEET SCHEDULE:

$5.00 per swimmer (payable to the host school)
Sectional Meets will follow a prelim/final format, using the AHSAA State Meet order of events.
Swim Prelims – Friday, Nov. 21 – Warm-up: 3:30-4:45 pm; Competition: 5:00 pm
Swim Finals – Saturday, Nov. 22 – Warm-up: 12:45-1:45 pm; Competition: 2:00 pm
Diving – Saturday, Nov. 22 – Warm-up: 9:00 am; Competition: 10:00 am

Note: Huntsville Sectional Meet (Warm-up: 9:00 a.m.;

Competition: 10:30 a.m.)

This is for both days of swimming and diving.

Note: Warm up lane assignments and times will be posted at each pool.

Top 16 Relays/Swimmers will be scored as follows: Individual: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Relay: 40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2

Individuals and relays placing in the top four in each event shall automatically qualify for the state meet. In the event that multiple swimmers tie for fourth place, both swimmers shall qualify for state. Any relay or swimmer who achieves the post- ed State Meet time standard at the Sectional Meets shall also qualify. These times must be achieved during the Sectional Meet.

Note: Relay lead-offs and initial distance efforts will not be recognized as State Meet qualifying times. There will be no time trials held at Sectionals.

1A-5A Top Female Team and Top Male Team Champion will receive Team Awards.
6A-7A Top Female Team and Top Male Team Champion will receive Team Awards.

Note: No individual awards will be presented at the

Sectional Meets. $8.00 per day.

All meets will be conducted under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the 2014-15 NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book and as an Observed
meet under Southeastern Swimming, Inc., of United States Swimming.

All participants must be eligible under AHSAA rules. Only varsity teams and individuals representing member high schools are eligible for the Section and State Meets. All partic- ipants in any meet must be accompanied by a faculty member from their school.

SCORING: QUALIFYING:

AWARDS:

ADMISSION: RULES:

ELIGIBILITY:

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State Meet

DATE: Dec. 12-13, 2014

SITE: Auburn – James E. Martin Aquatics Center, Auburn University

DIRECTOR: Sarah Stallkamp, James E. Martin Aquatics Center, 661 Heisman Dr., Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: 334-844-9622 (office), 334-321-1820 (cell) Fax: 334-844-2482 Email: ses0032@auburn.edu

ENTRIES: All State Meet qualifiers will be sent to Sarah Stallkamp at Auburn University by the three Sectional Meet directors

immediately following the Sectional Meet and posted on the AHSAA website.

NUMBER OF EVENTS: A team may enter only four individuals per event and one relay team per event. A participant may enter a maximum

CHECK-IN:

AWARDS:

of four events (diving events included), no more than two of which may be individual events. Over-entries will be deleted from the fifth entry on.
Note: Schools may enter their relay teams without individual names. It shall not count as an entry unless the competitor actually competes in the event. Any individual on the team may swim in the prelims, swim-offs and/or finals provided he/she does not exceed the permitted entries for the meet. All students listed on the entry form may participate in the relays.

A relay alternate may be listed beside an entry’s name, but any substitution must be made prior to the start of the meet.

An event may be deleted at any time. There will be no refunds for deleted events.

Coaches may register and pick-up school team packets in the Aquatic Center Office from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Only the coach may register and pick up team packets.

Note: Only three (3) certified coaches per school will be

allowed on the pool deck.
(a) Trophies for winner and runner-up teams in each division

(b) Medals for first three places in each event $10 per day

ADMISSION: MEET SCHEDULE:

Friday

9:00 a.m. – Warm-up

Diving:

10:00 a.m. – Competition Swimming Prelims: 4:00 p.m. – Warm-up

5:00 p.m. – Competition

Saturday

Swimming Finals: 1:00 p.m. – Warm-up 2:00 p.m. – Competition

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Order Of Swimming Events

200 yd. medley relay
200 yd. freestyle
200 yd. individual medley 50 yd. freestyle
100 yd. butterfly
100 yd. freestyle

500 yd. freestyle
200 yd. freestyle relay 100 yd. backstroke 100 yd. breaststroke 400 yd. freestyle relay

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